In 1983, Attorney Mark Horwitz opened his private practice as a criminal
defense attorney, emphasizing white-collar defense in cases involving
mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. In his more than 30 years of
experience, Horwitz has done everything from prosecuting the last Vietnam
War draft dodger tried in Orlando to defending the inventor of Nautilus
sports equipment against criminal tax charges.
Horwitz’s breadth of experience is reflected in Horwitz's private
practice, and his reputation in the legal community resulted in his selection
to the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely considered to
be the premier professional organization in America for trial lawyers.
Professionals He Has Represented
He has defended many clients charged with criminal tax violations, including
the inventor of Nautilus sports equipment, a senior vice-president of
E.F. Hutton, and many small- and medium-size business owners.
- Billing companies
- Employees of major hospital corporations
- Healthcare Professionals
- Officers of major corporations
- Major international corporations
- Small- and medium-size business owners
Previous Experience and the Journey to His Private Practice
Horwitz began his career as an in-house assistant counsel for the Deltona
Corporation, a major land developer in South Florida, after graduating
with honors from the University of Florida College of Law and passing
the Bar in 1972. In addition, he began eight years of service in the U.S.
Army Reserve, eventually obtaining the rank of captain.
In 1973, Horwitz became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle
District of Florida, during which time he administered the Vietnam Amnesty
Program in the Orlando Division of the United States Attorney's Office.
He defended the U.S. in civil actions and prosecuted federal criminal
- Mail and wire fraud
- Tax evasion
- Healthcare fraud
- Environmental crimes
During this time, he also prosecuted the murder of the Post Master of the
Gotha Post Office, which at the time was the only murder case ever tried
in federal court in Orlando.
Mark Horwitz, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, pictured here with partner,
Vince Citro, before a Sunday morning motorcycle ride.
Due to his experience with expert witnesses, he has lectured to lawyers
on dealing with expert witnesses and his cross-examination of an accountant
was included as a supplement to the book
Criminal Trial Techniques Volume 3, Chapter 65E, published by Thomson West.
Horwitz has lectured at seminars on subjects such as:
- Money laundering
- Expert witnesses
In addition, he served as a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee
on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases from 1995 to 2003. Attorneys
and Judges are appointed to this committee by the Supreme Court of the
State of Florida. The committee, comprising judges and lawyers, is responsible
for drafting the jury instructions for criminal cases.